NPP elections: Media houses to be denied accreditation?

By Kweku Antwi Jnr

More than half of media houses that applied for accreditation for the impending National Delegates Conference of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in Koforidua in the Eastern Region will be denied, according to the Communications Directorate of the party.

According to the party, 636 media houses applied for the accreditation but they would be able to offer only 300.

The National Delegates Conference of the NPP is starting on Friday, July 6, 2018, but media accreditation is yet to be issued as at Friday.

Prime News Ghana spoke to Kofi Agyapong who is in charge of the media accreditation and according to him; the party could not provide accreditation to all the media houses because of limited space.

He said the conference grounds cannot accommodate all the media houses and the delegates, hence the decision to provide 300 accreditations.

Kofi Agyapong said the NPP always provides 300 accreditations to media houses in such events so that is what they party is sticking to it.

 Background

The NPP on June 25 directed various media houses across the country that would want to cover its impending National Annual Delegates Conference scheduled for Koforidua in the Eastern Region to apply for accreditation.

The media houses were required to provide names of personnel to be accredited for the event to avert any skirmishes during the conference.

A statement issued by the Communications Directorate of the NPP on Monday June 25, 2018, said “the Communications Directorate of the New Patriotic Party with effect from today Monday, 25th  June 2018, accept applications from Media Houses to be accredited for the coverage of our national annual conference slated for Koforidua (Eastern Region) from 6th -8th July, 2018”.

It said “media houses will be required to provide names of personnel to be accredited and closing date for application is Thursday 29th June, 2018”.

“All applications should be sent to Kofi Agyepong, Communications Directorate of National HDQ. on 026262914/ Frank Amponsah on 0244571413, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.”, the statement added.

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